Everyone loves the summer concerts, weekend festivals, and all the fun events that summer seems to bring Boulder. But just because summer is over, does not mean that the fun has to stop. In fact, there is plenty to do in Boulder unique to the beautiful season of fall. Temperatures are cooling, pumpkin beers and lattes are flowing, and leaves are changing. Check out these six fun things to do in fall in Boulder:
It’s not truly fall until you step foot on a pumpkin patch. Regardless of age, pumpkin patches are a seasonal staple that is a great way to celebrate. Head over to Boulder’s Cottonwood Farms, which is a large family-friend farm selling pumpkins and fall produce. Grab some pumpkins to decorate your house, get creative with carving, or even cook with. There are also plenty of activities, including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, straw bale maze, and a wagon ride. Admission is totally free, too!
Cottonwood Farms, 1535 N. 75th Street, cottonwoodfarms.com
The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra
Fall takes our concerts indoors for the season. This high-caliber symphony orchestra kicks off their concerts in October. You can check out music of the resistance in October and the Nutcracker in November. For more information, visit their website or give them a call at 303-449-1343.
Boulder Farmers Market
People may be drawn to farmers markets in the summer, but fall is such a great time to cook with fresh produce. Squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, kale, and so much more is in abundance at this local farmers market. The market runs all the way until November 18th (on Saturdays). The hours are 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. You can expect to see live entertainment, and try samples from local spots.
Boulder’s Farmer Market, 13th street between Canyon and Arapahoe, 303-910-2236
CU Buffs Game
If you’re looking to attend a football game, but don’t feel like paying the high cost of Broncos tickets, consider supporting a local college instead. Cheer on the University of Colorado CU Buffs at one of their home games at Folsom Field. Check out their schedule, buy tickets, and learn more about attending a game on their website.
Boulder Restaurant Week
Boulder’s First Bite runs from November 10th through November 18th. During this annual event, more than 50 of the area’s best restaurants will offer a special, reasonably priced three course prix-fixe menu at only $29 (what a deal!). It’s a great idea to make reservations in advance because this is a popular event. To check out more details, find what restaurants are participating, and to view the special menus, visit their website.
Fall hikes are the best. Cooler temperatures make the conditions comfortable and enjoyable (as long as you’ve properly geared up). Check out Settler’s Park, Dakota Ridge Trail, and some more of Boulder’s best fall hikes. Bring your camera to snap photos of the beautiful leaves turning.
What are some of your favorite fall activities in Boulder? What are the best restaurants you’re looking forward to for Boulder Restaurant Week?